Bossa Nova and the Carioca Life

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Registered on June 27, 2019

Rio / Salvador / Bogotá By Foot was born as a direct result of the union between the owners of Lapa & Art store, business men who believe in the touristic potential of the city- and a special group of friends with different academic backgrounds (law, theater, geography, tourism, museology) who shares two things in common: the Rio de Janeiro credentials in tourism and a lot of love for Rio de Janeiro. The business know-how was aligned with the tour guides experience and expertize. After years of tourist work, we realized that free walking tours services offered in Rio de Janeiro city needed improvements and modernization. Different from many other tourist agencies in the city, we are commited with the well being of our visitors. Our differential starts in the way we present our service. Our mission is with you: Visitors and Tourists! Lapa & Arte souvenir store believed in our project and gave us support to make our ideas come true, which led to it becoming our main partner. Because of them, our clients may have an unique experience at the end of our Free Tour with lots of advantages and comfort. Thank you for the trust in us and walk this way! #WalkThisWay

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Copacabana and Ipanema, two of the most famous neighborhoods in the world. When we talk about Rio de Janeiro, we instantly think of the beaches, we invite you to discover the local culture and Carioca vibe.
Sports, music, dance, gastronomy, understand and fall in love with the daily life of Rio.

This tour starts in Ipanema. We will talk about the famous Girl from Ipanema and the Bossa Nova movement, a musical style that goes far beyond its concept and that has influenced the country's politics.

In Copacabana we can walk through the heart of its commercial area
, Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, and better understand local life. Your lifestyle and the nuances between the present and the past.
We will talk about the great influence that proximity to the beach brings. Sports, New Year's Eve traditions, famous restaurants and bars.

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  • Meeting point:
    Praça General Osório - R. Visc. de Pi...
    Praça General Osório - R. Visc. de Pirajá, 61 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22410-003, Brazil
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    In front of the Chafariz da Praça General Osório (Saracuras de Bronze) in the center of the square.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Amp Vaj 16 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
The tour brings alive the experiences in the neighborhood of Ipanema and Copacabana. I am much more aware of their beach culture, the significance of the neighborhood to Block parties, and many more fun facts. Recommend.
Günther 26 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Ein leichter Einstieg in die Geschichte von Rio.
Arianna 12 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Lola is a very prepared guide. My tour was in português because I was the only one who asked for english but she took care of me to understand, translating part of the explaination. She also gave me advices to live my experience in Rio in the best way.
Vicki 15 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Lola was very knowledgeable and fun. She gave us a lot of information about carnivale- the history, the mindset of the the local people and what happens during carnivale today. Lola talked to us about sports, the beach culture, music and history of the area. She answered all our questions regarding the tour and general information with lots of knowledge. Great tour
Marcela 06 Jul 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Jul 2023
Cuando llegué no había nadie. Aunque sea podrían haber avisado asi uno no pierde tiempo!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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